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Downtown Harrisburg is the center of the action during the holiday season, with shopping, food, and memorable holiday events. The annual Harrisburg Holiday Parade, beginning at noon November 17, is always one of the most exciting events of the season, and this year's parade will be here before you know it.
Bring the whole family to enjoy a day of holiday-themed fun, with a parade, awards ceremony, and plenty more to enjoy downtown after the festivities are complete. Our real estate agents have the details on what to expect from this year's annual event.

Harrisburg Holiday Parade Details

The parade is a celebration of the upcoming holidays, and of all the things that make living in Harrisburg special. If you're shopping for Harrisburg homes for sale, this is a great chance to see what life in the city is all about.

  • The Harrisburg Holiday Parade is presented by Visit Hershey and Harrisburg, an organization dedicated to showcasing the many attractions, events, and entertainment options of the region.
  • The parade starts at noon, and travels through the streets of downtown Harrisburg, with live music, parade floats, balloons, and more than a few surprises for all in attendance.
  • There is no cost to attend the Annual Harrisburg Holiday Parade, and the day's events are designed to be enjoyed by people of all ages. Kids love getting in the holiday spirit while taking in the sights and sounds of the parade.
  • Free street parking will be available in downtown Harrisburg for four hours surrounding the day's events, and you can also park in conveniently located, covered parking garages for a $10 fee on parade day.
  • In the area around Market Street where the parade begins, you'll also find a delicious selection of food trucks, along with carnival games for kids. The starting area is where you'll find the announcers and judging area as well, so it's a great place for families to hang out during the day's events. There will also be food trucks located on State Street, at the far end of the parade route.


Meet Santa in Strawberry Square
The holiday fun doesn't end when the parade is complete; in fact, it's just getting started! After the parade, head to Strawberry Square for the awards ceremony, which kicks off at 3 p.m. Watch as parade participants are recognized for all of their hard work and enjoy free hot cocoa and cookies. There will also be a meet & greet with Santa Claus himself, which is always a highlight for Harrisburg families. Once all of the parade festivities are complete, be sure to visit the unique businesses of downtown Harrisburg for some holiday shopping and fantastic food.

Are you ready to find a home close to the attractions, entertainment, and special events in Harrisburg throughout the year? Contact Rose Madar 717-475-3885 at BHHS Homesale Realty to buy, sell, and learn about homes in the Harrisburg, PA area.



Finding the perfect Christmas tree is a holiday tradition that dates back generations, and for many of us, a trip to the tree farm is the time when the holiday season truly gets into full swing. There's simply something wonderful about setting out with the family, or your special someone, to find the tree that will be at the center of your holiday celebrations.
If you're searching for the right tree to deck the halls of your home, then Lancaster County is an excellent place to find it. Our REALTORS® are here to help you decorate in style, with a guide to finding the right tree in Lancaster County during the holidays.

Deck the Halls: Your Guide to Finding the Perfect Tree in Lancaster County
Did you know that Pennsylvania is one of the top producers of Christmas trees in the country? When you live in Lancaster homes, you'll quickly see why that's the case. There are a ton of great farms to cut down a Christmas tree in the Lancaster area, and these local, family-owned farms really know how to turn finding the right tree into a special, memorable outing.

Heritage Tree Farm
Located in scenic Lititz, PA, the Heritage Tree Farm is one of the best places in Lancaster County to find your perfect Christmas tree. In addition to a farm stocked to the brim with trees of various types, you'll find a warm, welcoming atmosphere at Heritage Farm. Stop by between 9 am and 2 pm on most days to enjoy a ride on a horse-drawn carriage as you explore the farm. Lititz homes for sale offer a comfortable, family-friendly lifestyle, and great local businesses like Heritage Tree Farm are a big reason why that's the case.

Elizabeth Farms
Just a short drive northeast from Manheim, you'll find the beautiful facilities of Elizabeth Farms, where you can pluck a tree of your own from thousands of worthy candidates. Elizabeth Farms offers wagon rides out to the Christmas tree field, a large, diverse selection of trees, and a holiday "Fantasy Barn" where the kids can spend some quality time with Santa himself. Be sure to make time to visit the gift shop, where you'll find holiday decorations, wreaths, ornaments, local crafts, and all of the equipment you need to keep your tree looking its very best.

Miller's Christmas Tree Farm
Looking for a great place to shop for a tree close to home in Elizabethtown? Miller's Christmas Tree Farm offers everything you need to start the holiday season in style, with wreaths, trees, and ample hours starting on Black Friday. The crew at Miller's Christmas Tree Farm will help you find your own tree, or you can purchase a balled tree that's all ready to be loaded up and taken home. You'll also find a large selection of natural decorations, including window swags, hand-crafted wreaths, and garlands.

More Farms in the Lancaster Area
The farms on our list are all popular stops for Lancaster County residents around the holidays, and there are plenty more great farms in the area where you can shop for a Christmas tree close to home. With so many tree farms, holiday events, and opportunities for family fun, Lancaster County really is the ideal place to spend the holidays, every year.
Are you ready to celebrate the holidays in Lancaster County every year, and searching for a home in the community to call your own? Contact Rose Madar at 717-475-3885 to buy and sell homes throughout the Lancaster, PA area.


Christmas Candylane is not the address of Santa's new home--but, it is a real place. Each year during the holiday season, Hersheypark, the area's well-known theme park, miraculously becomes Christmas Candylane, a spectacular holiday experience for kids of all ages.

While Hershey, PA is a popular place to visit, once here, many families make our community their home. Hershey (aka Chocolate Town, USA) may be best known as the home of Hershey chocolate, but when you mix in an award-winning local school district, and it's easy to see why families love Hershey, PA.

When you're making a visit to Hersheypark's Christmas Candylane this season, here are some attractions you won't want to miss:

Christmas Candylane at Hersheypark
Where – Hersheypark is located 100 W. Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, PA.

When – Select dates from Nov. 11, 2016 through January 1, 2017.

Dazzling Decorations – If you've ever visited Hersheypark during the summer months, prepare to be blown away by how the park transforms for the holidays. The entire theme park becomes one big decorating extravaganza, with brilliantly colored Christmas lights stretching for as far as the eyes can see. Even the park's mascots who delight kids around the park will have a few special costume tweaks to show off their holiday spirit.

Transformed Roller Coasters – Thrill-seekers will love experiencing the roller coasters of Hersheypark from a totally new perspective, because the coasters are lit up for the holidays, too! There's nothing quite like taking in some tasteful decorating as you whip around sharp turns, climb up steep hills, and race down through the descent. Santa's sleigh will have nothing on you.

A Visit from Santa – Speaking of Santa, it wouldn't be Christmas without the big man making an appearance. Santa Claus and his nine live reindeer have been known to hang around Hersheypark during the holidays, and you can even reserve space in a special meet-and-greet where the family can enjoy a meal with the man in red.

Holiday Lights for Miles – Literally! In addition to all of the lights you'll see as you walk through the park, Hersheypark features a drive-through Christmas light tour that stretches for over two miles. So if you like to stay close to the heat during the holidays, you can experience Christmas Candylane without ever having to leave your car.

Fun for Every Season – Christmas is a very fun time for families in Hershey, PA, but this is really a great place to live year-round for families with children. Along with Hersheypark, there are minor league sports teams for affordable family outings, tons of outdoor recreation opportunities, and special events for all the biggest holidays.

Homes in Hershey – Shop for homes for sale in Hershey, PA, and turn a visit to Christmas Candylane into an annual family tradition. You'll find a diverse collection of single-family homes in the city, and Hershey, PA has a convenient, central location that makes it easy to find good work in nearly any industry.

REALTORS® in Hershey are here to help you navigate the real estate market of our sweet city, and land the home of your dreams. Contact me Rose Madar at 717-475-3885 to buy and sell homes in Hershey, PA, and I'll meet you at Christmas Candylane.

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